Thursday, March 7, 2013

Night Blade by JC Daniels

Night Blade is the fantastic sequel to JC Daniels' exciting book, Blade Song.  Both are part of the 'Colbana Files' series.  Some of you may already know that JC Daniels is another side of Shiloh Walker.  I have enjoyed all of the stories I have read by this incarnation of one of my favorite authors but I really was enthralled by Night Blade although I cringed at some of the developments.  Personally, I needed several tissues while reading and I have re-read some of the sections multiple times.  My Amazon Review is at this link.  Don't forget to read the first in the series, Blade Song to get a true appreciation for what happens in this fast-moving story!    (FYI, UF=urban fantasy--I consider them the more gritty paranormal books, HEA=happy ever after--USUALLY an absolute requirement for me to enjoy a book but there are exceptions to every rule, lol)

NB:  There was some snafu at getting the right novel uploaded to the various outlets.  This was not the author's fault!  Please ignore the nimnerds who rated the book based on this problem.  As far as I know, it has been corrected.

I am delighted to have JC (aka Shiloh) visiting and answering a few questions!

1.  What is a decision about a storyline that you have regretted making and why?

Ah, honestly?  None, that I can think of.  I can think of ways to go back and improve a story, tighten it up and make it better, but I tell the story the way I see it playing out in my head…I can't regret telling the story as I see it coming together for me.  If I tried to change the story, I'd regret that.

2.  Which author(s) do you think most influenced you as you started writing.

I can't think of any who influenced me when I started…I've been writing since I was a kid and I guess the closest 'influence' I could claim as far as starting out goes would be when I decided I'd rewrite a comic book because I didn't like how it ended…that was in grade school.  I'm not positive but I think the comic was a Fantastic Four comic.

3.  What are the differences between your JC Daniels and your Shiloh Walker creations

Depends on what you're reading… at some point J.C. might have some more erotica coming out, but I don't know yet…she's an avenue/outlet for me because I write fast and that outlet is helpful under those circumstances.  As far as the UF stories go, they aren't romance.  You won't find a HEA and the story and life the main character, Kit, is pretty brutal.  She's has a hard life and it will take a while before things get easier for her.

4.  What do you do for relaxation?


5.  What place do you dream of visiting and why.

I'd like to take my family to Ireland.  My husband and I have been but I want to take the kids.  And I'd love to see Scotland.  I don't know why…it just calls to me.

Thanks so much for visiting JC/Shiloh!

Please continue reading below for a wonderful excerpt from the fantastic Night Blade....

Kit Colbana is always biting off more than she can chew. She has a knack for finding trouble. This time, though, trouble finds her. Someone from her past drops a case into her lap that she just can’t refuse…literally.
People on the Council are dying left and right and she’s been requested to investigate the deaths. The number one suspect? Her lover, Damon. If she doesn’t clear his name, he gets a death sentence. Even if she succeeds? They still might try to execute him. Oh, and she’s not allowed to tell him about the case, either.

The stakes are high this time around, higher than they’ve ever been. Kit may be forced to pay the ultimate price to save her lover’s life…a price that could destroy her and everything she loves.

Excerpt (used with permission from Shiloh ©ShilohWalker)

      “Dunno where you are or when you’ll get this message, but I’m looking for you and I need to talk to you.  I have a job for you and you kind of have to take it.”
     I made a face.  Justin was a Banner cop now.   They’d seduced him with the promises of You get to kill things and we’ll give you lots of weapons.  He liked weapons almost as much as I did.  And he liked killing things…well, when they needed killing.  Justin was like a loaded gun, a good weapon and he was most efficient when he had a target.
     “Call me, set up a time, Kitty-kitty. Don’t make me track you down, okay?  You really do have to take this job…trust me.”
      I sighed and rubbed the back of my neck.
     Trust him.  That was a problem.  I did trust Justin.  There weren’t a lot of people I was willing to say that about but he was definitely one of them.
     The message ended and I sat there, staring at nothing.
      I trusted him, but I sure as hell didn’t want to take any job that he might have to offer.
      Jobs and Justin meant one thing.  A connection to the Banner unit.  The Banner units were exterminators.  Non-human exterminators.   Banner cops, slang for the Bureau of American Non-Human Affairs–were basically men and women like Justin, highly skilled, very deadly human who went out and eliminated the NHs who had been deemed too deadly to live.  Generally, they didn’t get to play much because us non-humans patrolled our own.  That was the job the packs, the clans, the order of witches and the Assembly in general.  But sometimes there were those who slipped past the ever-watchful eyes of the Assembly.
      Sometimes there were those the Assembly turned a blind eye to and the Banner cops stepped up to the plate.
      If Justin was calling me, it was entirely likely that he wanted my help in tracking somebody down.
      Damn it all to hell.

A little about JC:
J.C. Daniels is the alter ego of author Shiloh Walker and was created basically because Shiloh writes like a hyperactive bunny and an intervention was necessary.  J.C. is the intervention.  The name… J.C. Daniels is a play off of the three people who pretty much run Shiloh’s life.
J.C./Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more…ah…serious works of fiction. She loves reading and writing just about every kind of romance. Once upon a time she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest.  She writes urban fantasy, romantic suspense and paranormal romance, among other things.

Learn more about JC/Shiloh here




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  1. That was a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing with us. I'm off to find the book now. :)

  2. Happy reading...don't plan to do anything else until you're done, lol.

  3. Very nice interview ladies. Shiloh I'm so with you on your relaxation choice. lol and Ooo would LOVE to go to Ireland and Scotland one day. Hope you make it there with the family!

    Congrats on the new release :)